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State Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by Rate, 2008

 

RankStateRate
1
Alaska20.64
2
Mississippi19.32
3
Louisiana18.47
4
Alabama17.53
5
Wyoming17.45
6
Montana16.01
7Tennessee15.78
8Arkansas15.48
9Nevada15.44
10New Mexico 14.80
11Oklahoma14.08
12Arizona13.96
13Missouri13.73
14South Carolina 13.66
15Kentucky13.43
16West Virginia 13.17
17Florida12.67
18North Carolina 12.54
19Georgia12.14
20Maryland11.75
21Idaho11.46
22Indiana11.32
23Delaware10.84
24Michigan10.81
25Pennsylvania10.70
26Texas10.69
27Virginia10.48
28Colorado10.39
29South Dakota 10.32
30Oregon10.18
31Kansas9.90
32Ohio9.67
33Maine9.24
34North Dakota 9.20
35Washington8.94
36Utah8.73
37Vermont8.69
38 California8.67
39 Illinois8.60
40Nebraska8.42
41Wisconsin7.87
42Iowa7.48
43Minnesota7.09
44New Hampshire 7.04
45Connecticut5.71
46 (tie)New Jersey 4.95
46 (tie)New York 4.95
48Rhode Island 4.18
49Massachusetts3.42
50Hawaii 3.18
.National Firearm Death Rate10.38

*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Control and Prevention.

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